The Times Of India, Jan 10 2015, Guwahati: Chief minister Tarun Gogoi on Friday strongly opposed the Centre’s decision to amend the Land Acquisition Act through an ordinance and said his government will not implement it as it is against the interests of farmers.
“I am not going to implement the Land Acquisition Ordinance in Assam. It is done to benefit only the industry,” he said on Friday.
He said the new law is against the interest of farmers and will take away the right to have proper compensation. “We will bring a new bill in the state regarding land acquisition for industry and other purposes,” Gogoi said.
He accused the Narendra Modi government of trying to “weaken democracy by adopting the ordinance route.”